Beacon Club gets lifesaving donation from Patriot Ambulance
LAWRENCE — Patriot Ambulance has donated a much-needed automated external defibrillator to the Beacon Club, a satellite of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, housed in the Beacon Courts housing project on the city’s south side.
The defibrillator analyzes the heart’s rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. This shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart re-establish a rhythm of its own. It is about the size of a laptop computer.
“This is a critical piece of equipment and one that the club needed to have on its premises. We are very grateful for this generous gift by Patriot Ambulance. It could save a life at the club,” said Markus Fischer, executive director.
Patriot Ambulance is a locally owned and managed company that provides emergency and non-emergency medical transport.